Kidnapped metro Atlanta baby found at Mississippi hotel, police say


PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. – A man accused of kidnapping a baby in Georgia has been arrested in Mississippi.

Michael Christopher Diaz was arrested Monday and charged with abducting a baby and stealing a vehicle. 

Pearl, Mississippi police said a hotel clerk called authorities that night about a man who appeared to be high on marijuana.

We’re hearing from the clerk about the unusual behavior that led her to call the police, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning

Police said officers arrived and discovered the car the man was driving was stolen and he was believed to have kidnapped a baby from Dallas, Georgia. Police said Diaz may have had a relationship with the child’s mother. Police Chief Dean Scott said the clerk helped police negotiate the surrender of Diaz, who was shocked with a stun gun before being arrested.


It’s unclear if Diaz has a lawyer. The baby will be reunited with family.

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